A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars; but when his debts were paid, there were but 184 dollars left. What is each proportion of his estate?

*The Scholar's Arithmetic*, Daniel Adams, 1812

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The answer is: the eldest son receives $77.83, the second receives $65.56 and the third receives $40.61